This week's Cafe Chat Question: What would be the title of a book about your life?
This was simple for me – the same title I use for my blog – Journeying Forward. Although a subtitle would be sweet, I'm just not quite sure what that would be yet.
Why Journeying Forward? Because life here on earth is a journey ( I know, ho-hum - not very original Cristine). But it's true – we are on a journey. Now I prefer the word “journeying” to “journey” because journeying is a present participle. A what??? A present participle. No time to brush up on your grammar? That's okay, gotcha' covered:
Present Participle: A verb form that indicates an ongoing action or state in the present.
Ongoing action - that's what this journey is - ongoing - and I never want to forget that. Never.
Now “forward” is kind of self explanatory. I always want to be headed in that direction because it's the right way to go. I don't want to stagnate and dwaddle refusing to move ahead and grow and I don't want to go backwards, losing the ground I have already taken. And so “forward” represents the direction I always hope to be traveling – physically, mentally and spiritually.
When I first started this blog and named it, my intent was to reach out to and learn from other survivors of sexual abuse and rape and the idea was to use a name that suggested we are journeying forward beyond that pain. That was it... but God had other plans and it turns out that the name is still so fitting to my life (and probably yours as well) because I am journeying forward towards something, er I should say Someone. ; ) And so the name remains even though I have broadened the purpose of this blog beyond the topic of abuse.
So there it is – Journeying Forward. Someday, I will write a book with that title – even if only I read it. Until then... there's always this blog. I hope it has blessed you as much as so many of yours have blessed me.